The PlayStation VR started 2018 with a bang and never looked back since. This year we saw a plethora of fantastic games that made the PSVR’s second year on the market absolutely amazing. Now that the holiday season is here, I’ve put together a list of the 5 PSVR games that you must own.

So, if you’re looking to get that someone special on your holiday shopping list a game for their glorious PSVR, you’ve come to the right place.

PSVRAstro Bot: Rescue Mission

Developer: SIE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Platform
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

The story behind Astro Bot is rather simple. Your spaceship is attacked and as a result is shattered into pieces. Parts of the ship, including the Astro Bots inside, are flung to the four corners of the galaxy. You play as a giant robot who in fact controls Astro, the captain bot. Your mission is to rescue your 200+ friends over the 5 worlds and 20 levels in the game.

The game makes 100% use of the PSVR’s 360-degree view so that you can look everywhere. You can even turn and lean around corners to discover new items and areas. You use the DualShock 4 to punch, jump and hover your way across levels. Additionally, the touch pad on the DualShock 4 allows you to use the many different gadgets you come across such as a grappling hook, water gun, slingshot and ninja-stars.

In addition to its fantastic gameplay, the presentation in Astro Bot Rescue Mission is simply amazing. The visuals are some of if not the best the PSVR has to offer and the worlds around you are bright and colourful. When it comes to platforming games, this game takes the cake. Never before have I played a game that I felt so immersed in the world as I have with Astro Bot. From the superb controls to the amazing visuals to the level of replayability.

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Developer: Polyarc
Publisher: Polyarc
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Moss is an adventure puzzle game like unlike any other. You embark on an epic journey with an unlikely hero named Quill. Moss combines gripping combat, compelling characters, and captivating world exploration into one amazing game.

In an experience only the PSVR can provide, you are transported into a lush vibrant world. Here you can manipulate your surroundings as you help guide Quill. She can jump, shimmy across ledges and cut away vines as you solve puzzles. In addition, you can rotate platforms, pull chains to open doors, and make bridges with rocks all in an effort to solve the puzzle and move on.

The bond created between Moss and you the player is one that you will not soon forget. When all is said and done, Moss will have stolen your heart and much more. This is one of my favourite PSVR games this year.

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PSVRTetris Effect

Developers: Monstars Inc. and Resonair
Publisher: Enhance
Genre: Puzzle
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

You’ve probably played Tetris before, but trust me not like this. Tetris Effect takes the incredibly addicting Tetris and transforms it into a mesmerizing experience. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you’re playing. Thus, making any of the game’s 30 plus stages and 10 plus modes something you’ll want to play over and over again.

Tetris Effect includes an all-new gameplay mechanic called Zone. This allows you to stop time, which can get you out of sticky situations or allow you to rack up extra line clears for bonuses. Fan favourite modes such as Ultra, Sprint, and Marathon are included as well as many new original modes.

Each of the game’s 30 stages have their out music, sound effects, graphical style and background that evolves as you play. This is Tetris like you’ve never experienced before.

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PSVRFirewall: Zero Hour

Developer: First Contact Entertainment
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Firewall Zero Hour is primarily an online multiplayer experience. Teams of four take each other on via online matchmaking in 4v4 “Contracts”. The objective naturally is to eliminate the opposition and/or complete objectives to win the game. The environments in Firewall Zero Hour are very easy to lose yourself in.

The left stick controls forward/backward movement and strafing. These movements are smooth and fluid. On the other hand, the right stick controls turning. Instead of the same constant camera panning however, turning is done in incremental shifts. This greatly reduces the amount of nausea and motion sickness players are likely to experience.

Firewall Zero Hour is undeniably one of the elite shooter experiences on PlayStation VR. Its use of the PlayStation Aim controller along with immersive environments make for some thrilling gameplay.

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Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: First-person adventure
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Déraciné is a first-person adventure game from the team who brought us the epic adventure Bloodborne. In Déraciné you assume the role as an unseen faerie, which you can move around in a world where time stands still. The game takes place in a Victorian orphanage with no weapons or combat to be found.

You must collect fragments of information that serve to unfold an overarching mystery. With the aid of magical items you are able to travel band and forth through time as you try to set right any wrong doings. If you enjoy a mix of task and puzzle solving, then you will love FromSoftware’s first entry into the VR realm. Déraciné is a digital only title so be sure to stock up on PlayStation Store Digital Gift cards from Best Buy Canada.

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5 PSVR games that you must own

And there you have it! The 5 PSVR games that you must own. Let me know in the comments section below if you have a PSVR and what your favourite games are. Hoping to get a PSVR for the holidays? Let me know what games your looking forward to playing.

Be sure to check out Best Buy Canada for even more great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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  1. There are at least a couple games on this list that I am interested in, namely Astro Bot and Tetris Effect. One day, should I get a PS4 and a PSVR perhaps I will be able to try them.

    Tetris is a classic game that I have loved ever since I got my first GameBoy. Despite all the updated features over the years, that is still my favourite version of Tetris. But maybe this new one will change that.

    You’ve got some great ideas here for anyone looking for PSVR games to use as gifts this Christmas.

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